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Latest posts made by labmate
RE: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !
I've never actually watched a One Piece film, despite reading the series weekly for twelve or thirteen years at this point. They've just never been of great interest to me, despite the high quality animation of the recent pictures. But I might have to finally give one a try after all these years. Any recommendations on what film to start with? Or perhaps going chronologically is a good move?
RE: Chapter 1,046: Raizo
Maybe I'm an odd one out for thinking about it like this, but I've speculated for a long time (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) that Momo's fruit isn't a failure at all. It's been highly speculated for a long time that Vegapunk likely has some ties to the Revolutionaries given his leniency with Kuma protecting the Sunny, so I don't think it's a stretch to consider that he might have lied to the World Government and told them it was a failure because he didn't want them to have that kind of power. I have no idea why, since if this is true we still have only a hazy guess at his motivations, but just a thought.
As of now, I don't think we've seen any actual differences between Kaido's and Momo's fruits. That's not to say there aren't any, and surely an artificial fruit has to come with its own inherent differences, but so far the abilities check out to be the same, right down to the flame clouds. And while we don't know what Kaido's awakening is–maybe he's already used it, but I doubt we've seen it yet--Momo could very well be able to use the same power. Or perhaps awakenings are linked more directly to spirits/souls/the essence of an idea or person (like the gomu gomu no mi with Joyboy and Nika in ways we have yet to understand); then the artificial fruit probably can't do that.
RE: Volume 102 Predictions/Discussion
I’m not sure why people aren’t seeing King as having a dark complexion already, and all of the sudden have to up the shadows on the brown coloring as if to accuse Oda of making mistakes and being bad. If the cover very much turns out to have a greater risk of hurting people somehow, I’ll admit to that, but until then, I see no need to worryingly frustrate over it in one’s sleep at night.
Not sure what's going on with Zoro or his lighting, but the main point, at least how I understood it, in just talking about King himself, was that he was described as brown in the manga and I feel confident enough that that point has been gotten through even now, and even with the comparisons to everyone around him. I feel like in my opinion Oda did well to deliver on that, not as an attempt to demean other opinions, but just as a simple statement of my own. If I'm really not picking up anything there, then I guess I'm not meant to at this point and that we'll have to agree to disagree, and if there's anything about that I'm truly doing wrong in my observations, then I'm sure I'll find that out in my own time, but for now, that's just what I think in regards to this manga.
Captain M said it pretty well, but for me, it really is more of a set up of expectation crumbling. Oda boasts diversity in his cast of characters through different physical features–wings, gills, etc--more than the color of their skin. But to make specific note of King's complexion in the story and shade him in with a darker screen tone unlike we've seen with really any other character I can think of, only to end up coloring him with the same markers as most everyone else is quite a disappointment to me. This is a fictional world, and these are fictional characters who hail from fictional races, but why make specific note of it only to not deliver in that way? Heck, we have Fishmen with an endless range of skin colors but we can't have King with the darker complexion that he's specifically stated to have?
I can understand your differing opinion, and I don't think you're wrong--as you noted you might be--in your observations, but for myself and others it goes deeper than just the markers Oda chose to use. I won't get into it here, and we'll just agree to disagree like you said, but it's indicative of much greater problems, and to see stuff like this coming from my favorite thing is frustrating--similar to the way Oda portrays and uses trans characters, but again, that's a whole other can of worms.
RE: Volume 102 Predictions/Discussion
As many have already said, it really is weird that Oda homogenized King so much after expressly noting his darker complexion. I don't know far to take my frustration, but it's like that interview where someone asked Tim Burton why there are no people of color in his movies, and he responded with "They just don't fit my aesthetic." Gotta love blatant racism with a poor excuse, though in his case it was definitely taken more out of context than he meant.
RE: Chapter 1,041: Komurasaki
I'd find that rather bullshitting, since Kidd nd Law established using Awaekening without being used to it drains a lot of stamina, and Luffy is supposedly using his last remaining energy.
They said it drains a lot of stamina like three or four separate times, each one of those times Law (and maybe Kid, too, I don't remember) saying that this would be it for them and they've got to make it count. And each time we got a "Haha, just kidding, we've got another attack in us. One more, and then we're spent!" Rinse and repeat. I say this not to prove or disprove how Luffy's awakening may or may not drain him in a fight the first time he uses it, but it's just to say that Oda's going to write a fight however he feels it needs to be written in the moment. Whether a character should go down or be tired is less crucial than how Oda decides the fight should go.
RE: New One Piece theme Song by "I Don’t Like Mondays" ! (no further details)
Plz be a cover of Rainy Days and Mondays
A fellow Carpenters fan. 'v'
RE: Chapter 1,040: Wasted Words On Young Ears
To be honest… One Piece needs new translations. There’s a lot of nuance missing and I wish current translators could get with the times. So much of the character dialogue comes across as dated and lacks the spark/specificity of the Japanese script.
Nothing against Stephen, who is doing the best he can — and I’m certain that Shueisha’s influence prevents him from taking certain creative liberties.
I think this problem is particularly problematic when it comes to the anime. Watching Film Gold with subtitles and without gave two very different experiences.
This is one of my biggest gripes with my love for this series. I own all the One Piece volumes in English and I buy the new ones when they release. I love having the whole thing on the shelf, and I prefer to reread from the actual volumes than online–and I reread a lot, so it's great to have the collection. But the translation is so poor at times, especially the first twelve or so volumes, that it frustrates me that I even bought them in the first place. I'm hoping they do an official release of the color version of the volumes once the series is over, but it would also mean emptying my bank account, 'cause there's no way I wouldn't buy the series again to have it in color, and/or with a better translation.